I am seeking a doctor in Ottawa Ontario, Canada for my 16 year old son who has recently developed stretch marks accompanied by joint pain sore throats etc. I was informed by mothers on a face book group that this could be bartonella which may show negative on a regular blood test. I am in need of a dr who specializes in this Lyme related disease to have the in depth blood tests done. Thanking you in advance.
Posts: 1 | From Ottawa, Ontario | Registered: Oct 2017
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Welcome to Lymenet! PM sent for upstate NY.
Your son needs to be evaluated and treated by a Lyme-literate doctor (LLMD). Non LLMDs have no clue about this horrible disease or its complex treatment! LLMDs are far and few between, so he needs to go where they are.
A LLMD is one who has treated Lyme disease and the co-infections which come with it for many years and has gotten patients well. A good one will follow Dr. B's Guidelines, the "gold standard" for Lyme treatment.
"Why Can't I Get Better?" and the new one, "How Can I Get Better?" written by Dr. H, the top Lyme-literate doctor. They are an excellent source of information.
"Cure Unknown" by Pamela Weintraub. Check your local library or buy it used on Amazon.
"Ending Denial (Updated in 2013): The Lyme Disease Epidemic - a Canadian Public Health Disaster" by Helkie Ferrie.
The description written about this book on Amazon is as follows:
"This book includes tips and tricks for getting treatment and testing if you live in Canada. Lyme is becoming a public health crisis in Canada. An estimated 20,000 Canadians become sick with Lyme every year, but patients are not allowed access to internationally recognized tests and are denied successful treatments.
The disease is readily treatable with conventional antibiotics, even in its chronic form. A call for action from patients, doctors, researchers, and politicians, this book contains life-saving resources with over 450 pages. It also includes access information to reliable tests for Lyme Disease not available in Canada, as well as effective treatment guidelines."
Btw - I know you are new to Lymenet, but please break up your posts into 2-3 sentence paragraphs, as there are people on Lymenet who cannot read large blocks of text due to neurological problems from Lyme. Thanks.
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